What would you like to be? Who would you like to be? It is so important for all of us to find out what God created us to be and who He wants us to be. There are some things that we need to understand about PEOPLE and about ourselves.
Knowing what people need and want is the KEY to understanding people. If you can understand people you will also understand better how to INFLUENCE them.
1. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY: There isn’t a person in the world who doesn’t have a desire to be somebody or to be significance in some way. Little kids on a school basketball team want to be recognized when they make a basket or get a rebound. We all want to be noticed.
2. NOBODY CARES HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE: This is a fact of life. People are tired to being hoodwinked and lied to about whatever is going on by someone who only cares about making the next buck.. Do you really care about people or just your own bottom line?
3. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY: Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as self-made men and women. They all needed other people to help them get where they are . Someone helped them to make the choices in their life that pushed them to go forward. We all need help to make it in this life. I need this help and so do you. ITS CALLED TEAMWORK.
4. WE ALL CAN BE SOMEBODY WHEN WE HAVE SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVES IN US: Who did you have in your corner who believed in you? Who do you believe in right now that needs someone to believe in them? We have more influence in people’s lives than we realize. You can truly make a difference in people’s lives if we will take the time to UNDERSTAND THEM AND THEIR WANTS AND NEEDS.
5. ANYONE WHO HELPS ANOTHER INFLUENCES A LOT OF BODIES: When you help ONE PERSON you are really impacting a lot of other people at the same time. It even impacts you when you influence another life.
SO WE NEED TO CHOOSE TO UNDERSTAND OTHERS.